Country: Federal Republic of Somalia Project: SOMALI URBAN RESILIENCE PROJECT PHASE TWO (SURP II) Project Coordination Unit Project ID: P170922 Individual Selection of Consultant Position: Environmental and Social Safeguards Specialist (E&SS) Deadline: 17/06/2020 Email Contact: Ref: SO-MOPWHR-172384-CS-INDV

1. Project Background

The Government of Federal Republic of Somalia has received a Grant from the International Development Association (IDA) and Multipartner Trust Fund of World Bank to finance Somali Urban Resilience Project Phase II (SURP II), and intends to apply part of the proceeds of this grant towards payments for procuring Individual consultants services in Project Coordination Unit (PCU) at the Ministry of Public Works Reconstruction & Housing. SURP II will scale up investments within cities where the SURP is currently operational – Mogadishu, Garowe, Kismayo and Baidoa and lay the groundwork for expansion to cities in Galmudug and Hirshabelle states. There are four components: (i) Urban Infrastructure and Services; (ii) Institutional Strengthening and Analytics; (iii) Project Management and Capacity Building; and (iv) Contingent Emergency Response. PCU will be set up at the federal level in the MoPW. The Ministry of Public-Works Reconstruction & Housing now invites eligible individual consultants to indicate their interest in providing the services. Interested consultants must provide information indicating that they are qualified to perform the services (CV’s, description of similar assignments, experience in similar conditions, availability of appropriate skills, etc.). Selection will be based on qualifications and experience stipulated below.

2. Responsibilities E&SS Specialist will be responsible for the preparation and update of the project-level environmental and social framework instruments (ESMF, SEF, RPF and LMP) and monitoring/reporting on implementation of these instruments. Responsible for supporting the PIUs in the preparation of subproject-level environmental and social framework instruments (ESMP/SEP, RAP, LMP and Security Management Plan (SMP)) and implementation of environmental and social framework management approach including review of progress/monitoring reports and preparation of any ToRs as necessary for the preparation of any additional. The Environmental and Social (E&S) Safeguards Specialist is also responsible for finding solutions to environmental and social challenges (such as E&S related grievances and incidents) faced during implementation and identify ways of improving environmental and social management/monitoring in the project and other specific tasks
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detailed in the Terms of Reference (TOR) that can be found at or can be provided submission of application (in person or by e-mail).

3. Selection Criteria: The selection shall be based on qualification, experience and skills of the candidate and followed by an interview. The qualifications, experience and competencies include:

Required qualifications and experience  Advanced/post graduate university degree in environmental sciences, sociology, development studies or related fields  10 years of experience in national and international project development and implementation, including environmental and social impact assessments  Good knowledge and working experience of the World Bank’s former Safeguard Policies and new Environment and Social Framework (ESF) and corresponding safeguards instruments  Proven ability to advise and support project environmental and social assessment and preparation, contractual and financial elements of development project delivery, and experience of all stages of investment program identification, specific technical sector program design and documentation, and implementation experience  Ability to develop and maintain effective interaction with high level government officials, project management offices and implementing agency officers, and international and national consultants  Good knowledge and working experience of the World Bank Group’s Operational Procedures  Excellent interpersonal, writing, and communication skills, ability to work in English is essential, as is knowledge of Somali language and culture Desirable qualifications and experience  Master’s degree or above in Environmental Science, Social Sciences, Development Studies, Engineering, or related field  Experience working in conflict-affected countries including Somalia  Knowledge of local dynamics and legal systems is an advantage 4. Duration and location of assignment The SURP-II Project is already effective and is expected to close on 31 December 2024. The duration of the assignment is renewable one year with a trial period of three (3) months. The renewal is not validated until after satisfactory performance in an evaluation approved by the Employer and World Bank. The position is stationed in Mogadishu.

5. Selection Method The attention of interested Consultants is drawn to section III, para 3.14,3.16 & 3.17 of the World Bank’s Procurement Regulations for IPF Borrowers: Procurement in Investment Projects Financing Goods, Works, Non -Consulting and Consulting Services, July 2016, revised November 2017 and August 2018 (“Procurement Regulations”), setting forth the World Bank’s policy on conflict of interest.

A Consultant will be selected in accordance with the Individual Consultant method set out in the World Bank Procurement Regulations.

Interested consultants may obtain further information including detailed Terms of Reference at the following email address during office hours, Saturday to Thursday between 8:00am and 15:00pm;

Expressions of Interest must be delivered electronically to the above email address by 17 JUNE 2020 at 15:00 PM and mention “Expression of Interest for Environmental & Social Safeguard Specialist, PCU-SURP II Project”.

Attention: Mohamed N. Hassan, Program Coordinator, MOPW, Mogadishu, Somalia.

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